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Nov 19, 2015 2:23:00 PM

The Threat Hunting Reference Model Part 3: The Hunt Matrix

In the first two parts of this blog series, we covered two important parts of a reference model for hunting: the hunting maturity model and the hunting loop. In this final part of our series, we’ll look at how these fit together. In this final part of the series, we develop a matrix for combining the capabilities of each level of the maturity model mapped to different steps of the hunting loop.

We already know that hunting is comprised of four steps and that hunting is most effective when these four steps are carried out iteratively, constantly building on each other. Organizations at different levels of the hunting maturity model will execute steps of the hunting loop in various ways. The matrix combines the four steps of the Hunting Loop and the five steps of the maturity model.

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Topics: Cyber Hunting, Threat Hunting, Indicators of Compromise, Cyber Threat Hunting

Aug 11, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Cyber Incident Matrix: Kaspersky

Severity Score: 2
Complexity Score: 10
How did we get these numbers?

Incident Summary:

  • What was breached: Several internal R&D related Systems of Kaspersky Lab

  • Delivery: Unknown - Spring 2015

  • The Attackers:  Unnamed Nation State


On June 10th, 2015, Russia-based security firm Kaspersky Lab announced that their systems had been infiltrated by a hyper-advanced previously undiscovered form of malware known as Duqu 2.0, the next generation of the Duqu trojan, or the “cousin” of Stuxnet. According to Kaspersky Lab, they were not the only target of the attack, as Duqu 2.0 was also deployed to spy on the 2014-2015 P5+1 talks, the new Iran Nuclear talks, and a conference commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau.

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Topics: Malware, Data Breach, Duqu 2.0, Indicators of Compromise